Carers Advice

Are You a Carer?

If you are please let us know - we may be able to help you

There is a wealth of information on NHS.UK about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

Caring for a parent

Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

Telling people

Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

Taking a break

Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

Housing and carers

Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?



Information Event for Family Carers

Do you care for a family member or friend? Do you neglect your own health and wellbeing? Have you stopped doing things you enjoy because of the impact of your caring role?

If you have answered yes to any of these questions then join us for an informative event including interactive workshops that will help you understand the benefits of looking after your own health and wellbeing.

Wellness, Legal Advice, Healthwatch, Chair Exercises, Baking Session. Alongside talks from other agencies and organisations.

10th and 24th November 10am-12.30pm

If you would like to join the meeting, obtain more details or get a programme of the events please call 01264 835246 or email

A joint initiative from NHCCG Carers Trust The Princess Royal Turst for Carers in Hamphire

Carers UK

They’re here to make sure that no matter how complicated your query or your experience, you don’t have to care alone.

Telephone: 020 7378 4999


Carers Together

Carers Together provide information, advice, support, advocacy or a free Carers Information Pack

Telephone: 08000 323 456


Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.

Benefits for carers

Directing carers to the benefits that can help them in their caring role

Benefits for the person you care for

Advice and information on helping the person you look after get the benefits that they are entitled to

Death and benefits

How your benefits maybe affected after the death of the person you look after and what happens to their benefits

Managing someone's legal affairs

Advice for when carers find they have to take over the legal affairs of the person they are looking after

Other benefits

Advice for carers and the people they are looking after on claiming a whole host of other benefits unrelated to their disability or caring

Personal and household finance

Advice on keeping a tight rein on household and personal finance for carers

Social fund

Tax credits

Information on claiming tax credits and whether you might be eligible